Postecoglou provides fitness updates on his team ahead of Celtic’s schedule


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Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has given fitness updates on key players ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Spanish giants Real Madrid.
One key player, the Australian manager, will be looking forward to seeing fit again is forward Kyogo Furuashi.

The Japanese international came off after picking a shoulder injury in Celtic’s 4-0 win over arch-rivals Rangers during the weekend.
With fixtures coming thick and fast and a significant test in the pipeline against Champions League holders Real Madrid on Tuesday night, the Hoops will be looking for a fully fit squad to execute through games ahead.

According to latest reports, there is positive news from the treatment room as Furuashi was pictured in Monday’s training session at the club’s training center.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s vital clash, the Celtic boss has confirmed that the 27-year-old will be fit and available for Tuesday’s game. However, there was no disclosure if he would start the game or make a cameo from the bench.
“Kyogo is feeling good at the moment after the training sessions. At first, it wasn’t looking good, but after further assessment, we noticed it’s something he could shake off.”

Asked if he would be among the starting eleven for the game against Real Madrid, Postecoglou replied, “not sure.”

Another player struggling for full fitness is defender Carl Starfelt. The defender was also substituted in the second half of Saturday’s win. Although, Postecoglou has also confirmed the injury wasn’t serious as it was first feared. However, the chances of him starting the game on Tuesday is low, but he could be available for the game against Motherwell.

It is with high hopes that Postecoglou will have his stars fit and available for their first group game tonight against Los Blancos as they look to make a statement in their European journey.

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